Samsung Galaxy S5 Production to Begin in January, Will Have Plastic and Metal Versions
After we’ve told you earlier today that the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date might be set for March 2014, now we are returning with fresh news about the Galaxy S4 follow up. According to the Korean media, Samsung will announce two Galaxy S5 variants, one sporting a metallic body and the other packing a plastic case. According to the the same sources there will be two different processors, as well: a 64-bit Exynos Octa one and a Snapdragon unit, most likely the new 805.
The Korean publication doesn’t mention which processor will go in which body, but our guess is that the metal Galaxy S5 will get the 64-bit Exynos processing unit. How expensive will a metallic 64-bit Galaxy S5 will be? We can’t know yet, but expect supply shortages, given Samsung’s previous inability to manufacture enough Exynos chipset to fulfil the demand.
Sources close to the Korean phone maker claim that Samsung’s sale forecasts for Galaxy S5 will be more modest (only 70% of the expected S4 sales figure which was of 100 million units) and that the production will kick off in January. Therefore, we are expecting the Galaxy S5 to be unveiled sometime in February, then released on the market one month later, in March.
Reports are indicating that the Galaxy S5 will have a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 560 ppi pixel density resulting from an impressive screen resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. Rumor has it that the display will use flexible technology and probably we will also get to see a curved Galaxy S5 variant, as well.
Some say that the Galaxy S5 will pack 3 GB RAM, 16 MP rear-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization, and a 2 MP front-facing camera. According to a Samsung insider quoted by an Italian publication, the highly-anticipated smartphone will pack a massive 4,000 mAh battery, which makes sense given the rumored UltraHD display.
Anyway, the above details are just rumors and there’s no way to verify them, therefore we are advising you to take the information with a pinch of salt.